24-70L f/4 iS: An Unexpected new Canon Lens?

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wdstock
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Posted Tue Nov 6, 2012 7:30AM
Interesting, Canon has just anounced a new 24-70L f/4 iS lens. Seems to overlap with other offerings. It will be interesting to see how this compares to the 24-105L f/4 iS and the new 24-70L f/2.8 in terms of image quality etc.. Will they ulitimately discontinue the 24-105L?

(Edited on 2012-11-06 07:32:57 by wdstock)
TexPhoto
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Posted Tue Nov 6, 2012 8:05PM
Well, considering how many 70-200s they sell all at the same time, i don't think you can predict the demise of the 24-105.  

It definitely is an interesting development.  

(Edited on 2012-11-06 20:08:33 by TexPhoto)
keithferrisphoto
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Posted Tue Nov 6, 2012 9:20PM
I think the 35 f2 IS is more interesting.
hatman12
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Posted Tue Nov 6, 2012 11:38PM
New 24-70 is going to need top class performance to justify the price tag.
wdstock
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Posted Wed Nov 7, 2012 6:26PM
^ Agreed. Looking at Canon's MTF charts, it does not appear to be as good as the 24-70L f/2.8 II lens. That's disappointing, but real world may prove differently. It nees to significantly outperform the 24-105L to make sense.
hatman12
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Posted Wed Nov 7, 2012 7:00PM
I've seen a suggestion they might discontinue the 24-105.  If so, they will become very sought after in the used market.  I need to get one, quick, before prices go up.
lagereek
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Posted Fri Nov 9, 2012 7:51AM

I was never impressed with the 24-70. 2.8, neither the 16-35. 2.8. not even their II models. Both produce somewhat soft results and especially when extended. The 24-105, is a good allrounder and workhorse.


There is definetely some truth in the saying,  Nikon for wides and Canon for teles
wdstock
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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2013 11:53AM
For those interested, here are some early test results for the new Canon 24-70 f/4L lens.
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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2013 1:09PM
Looks pretty lame to me for the price.
HeliRy
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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2013 1:11PM

Now if only they could find a way to squeeze f2.8 out of the 24-105, that would be something very special


 
hatman12
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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:26AM

Ken Rockwell has reviewed this new lens and speaks highly of it - apart from the price which he reckons (like everyone else) is way too high.


Looks like a great lens to replace the 24-70 F2.8 in order to reduce weight, but the high price makes it a no-no.
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